New Iberia man arrested in child porn case

A New Iberia man has been arrested in the possession and distribution of child pornography, State Police said Tuesday.

Paul Smith, 60, was arrested Monday at his home where State Police detectives said they found digitally stored pornographic images of children along with “several” movies that depicted child pornography, State Police said in a news release.

The State Police said detectives started investigating Smith in early March after receiving a tip.

Smith was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on one count each of possession of child pornography and distribution of child porn , State Police said.